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WICHITA, TC AXSASTHUHSDAY MOKNim DECEMBER 30, 1886.
WHOLE KO. S19.
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123 and 125
Just Half Price for all of our
We have but 42 of these Little
Cloaks and will sell them out this week at
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I UN JUVAJlObl UlA)L CHA)X
' - One lot 42 pair of full ' 1 2-4 - all wool
"White Blankets for $5 a pair, fully worth
$10. These are
an extra quality.
One lot 84 pair all wool 1 1-4 Scarlet
Blankets which we will close out at $3.50 a
pair. Never sold before under $6 00.
One lot icxpieces fast color Turkey Red
Table Linen 25c a yard. It cannot be du-
plicated at 50Q.
One lot 33 dozen Ladies and Childrens
All Wool Red Mittens at 10c a pair,
S. W Comer Douglas Ave. and Market St,
av. and Market St.
Arrangements Perfected for the
Funeral Obsequies of
The Kemains to lie in State in
the Capitol Until
Tlie Funeral to Take Place in the Sen
ate Chamber at 11 O'clock Friday,
Directed by Senator Sherman.
Citizens of Chicago Tarn outEn-ina3S,e
to Attend Memorial Services in
Ilonor of Gen. Lojjan.
Prompt and liberal Contributions
Pouring into the Fnud for
Mm. Logan $26,000 Al
THE L0GA1S" OBSEQUIES.
The Body to be Escorted to the Capi
tol Today and Lie in State
in the Rotunda.
Vasiiixgton, Dec. 29. Geu. Sheridan
has selected Geu. Ordway as chief of staff.
Arrangements 'will he perfecting imme
diately for organizing all organizations that
will reach "Washington in time to partici
pate in the funeral. A general order will
be issued tomorrow announcing the pro
gram to be followed. There will be no
display iu escorting the body to the capital
tomorrow; the members of the senate and
house committees will meet at the residence
of Senator Mandcrson at 11 o'clock where
they will take carriages and drive to Calu
met place. They and escort of the Grand
Army and Loyal Legion will accompany
the remains to the capitol.
None of the Illinois ladies in the city
will keep open house or hold receptions on
New Year's day in respect to the memory
of General Logan, and in deference to the
affliction of Mrs. Logan.
Speaker Carlisle has appointed the fol
lowing named gentlemen as a committee to
represent the house of representatives at
the funeral of General Logan: Messrs.
Thomas, Springer, Henderson. Towns
hend, Pattison. Worlhington, Hitt, Riggs,
Kowell and Necce, of Illinois; Heed of
Maine, Curtin of Pennsylvania, Burrows
of Michigan, Syincs of New York, Carey
The members of the society of the Army
of Tennessee, of which General Logan was
an originator and a life long member, are
especially invited by Mrs. Logan to be
present at the funeral.
The senate committee in charge of the
Logan funeral arrangements met at 10
this morning and are still in session. Sen
ator Sherman was present by invitation.
At 1 the orderof proceedings" as far as de
termined upon and given out is as follows:
The body will be taken by the committee
of arrangements of the United States
senate and house of representatives, es
corted by posts of the Grand Army of the
Republic of the District of Columbia, at 12
noon, on Thursday frhm the residence to
the retunda of the" capitol, where it will lie
tn state until noon of the following day
under a guard of honor detailed by the
Grand Armv of the Republic and Military
Order of Loyal Legion of the United
States. From 2 p. in. of Thursday until
11 a. m. of Friday the public will be ad
mitted to the rotunda. The east door of
the senate wing of the capitol will be
opened at 11 to those having tickets of ad
lion. John Sherman, United Slates sen
ator from the state of Ohio, will preside at
the funeral service. The order of proces
sion from the capitol to Oak 11:11 cemetery
will be under the direction of Lieut. Gen.
P. II. Sheridan, to whom organizations
should report as speedily as possible.
Chicago, Dec. 29. Central music hall,
more than once n scene of ovation to Get'.
Logan, and often resounding to his voic,
whs tonight filled with neighbors and com
rades of The dead senator who had come to-gether-for
a memorial service in his honor.
Over 2,000 people were piesent: there
were many ladies in the audience, and a
great outpouring of army veterans. Stage
boxes and balconies wefe heavily draped.
A large painting of Gen. Logan on horse
back, at the head of a victorious column,
was placed at the back .of the stage. On
each M'de of the picture was broad Hags of
the union. The front of the stage was
Glial with plants, while a large vase of
snowy cut flowers almost concealed the
In opening the meeting the chairman,
Ex-Secretary of "War ftobt. I. Lincolu,
said that for so long a tun" had Genera!
Loer.in been the central liiure of affairs in
Illinois that it was h-ml to believe be was i
no more. .ur. tjincoin sauiv rc-caueu me
reat occasion when Gen. Logau had stood
oa that platform but a few years .ago in
the viiror of his prime to sneak for hu
ureal chief rain. Grant. After a brief but
fervent tribute by Mr. Lincoln to Logan as
one of the highest types of American citi
zenship, the" following resolutions were
adopted by a rising vote:
AVhereas, The lion. John A. Logan, a
member of the senate of the United States
from the state of Illinois, died in the city
of Washington, on Sunday afternoon,
December 20th, and
AVhereas, The citizens of Chicago here
assembled, crateful for hi? distinguished
I public service, and proud that his home in
the latter dsvs of his life was in our midst.
deem it a mournful privilege to give pub
lie expression to their sorrow, therefore,
Resolved, That his military service from
the time of his enlistment as a private sol
dier in the Mexican war until the war of
the rebellion when he held the rack of
major general, and was in command of the
army of the Tennessee, the largol body of
troops ever led by a citizen-soldier, he left
a record unsurpassed in brilliancy by that
cf any volunteer officer of this country.
Re&olved, That in the civil service of
his state and nation from the time he as
sumed the duties of clerk of Jackson i
county until his fall at his po;t of duty in
the third term Of his occupancy of the po
sition of senator of tho United States, be
furnishes an example of industry, honor,
fidelity, bravery and ability raiely if ever
combined in one representative in either
branch of congress.
Resolved. That his character iu private
and public life, free as it is from the suspi
cion of dishonor, full of memories of brave
words and deeds in the face of danger, and
also of friends and deeds or compassion,
inspired by a heart as tender as. that ot a
woman, and a subject for pride to the peo
ple of this his native state, that while monu
ments will be erected to his memory, he
has left a monument in the regard of his
achievements which will endure after gran
ite and marble and brass shall have become
Resolved, That to his wife, the compan
ion of all his labors and his triumphs, and
to his children we tender our condolence
in this the hour of their deep affliction
To his surviving companions in arms to
whom his presence was an inspiration and
who loved him almost to idolatry, we ex
tend our sympathy.
Resolved, That while the place of his
sepulture should be left to the voluntary
choice of his kindred, there would be to
the citizens of Illinois consolation in the
hope that ultimately it might be within the
boundaries of the state, and that with his
ashes and those of Ulysses Grant deposited,
like those of Stephen A. Douglas and
Abraham Lincoln, on the soil of their
prairie homes, the full measure of patriotic
pride of citizenship in the state would be
realized and to the liberty-loving pilgrims
would be what Mecca is to the oriental
After the chairman the principal speaker
wa3 ex-Senator Lyman Trumbull After
sketching General Logan's career as that
of a man, who, uotwithstanding his lack
of early opnortunities of education, had at
all times and everywhere proved himself
equal to the occasion and the demands
made upon him. Judge Trumbull said:
What was the secret of his success? I can
only ascribe it to his native capacity, hon
esty, resolute will, indomitable energy and
perseverance. Whatever he undertook to
do he did with all his might; with a repu
tation untarnislied, an integrity unim
peached and in possession of the highest
honors his state could confer, he was cut
off at the summit of his fame and with
Douglas, Lincoln and Grant now forms a
galaxy of departed heroes, patriots, states
men, whose lives have cast undying luster
upon our country's history
Judge Trumbull was followed by many
others, including ex-Congressman Finerty
and General Logan's pastor, the Rev.
The Logan Fund.
"Washington, Dec. 29. The following
telegram was received here this evening:
Philadelphia, Dec. 29.
Jno. M. Carson. Washlni,lon,
Tell Col. George E. Lemon I gladly sub
scribe one thousand dollars to the Logan
fund. Congress might vote Mrs. Logan
the same pension as Mrs. Hancock; one a
maior cenernl of the regular army; the
other major general of volunteers. I know
Gen. Grant held Logan in high estimation
both as a good soldier and a brave man.
Geo. W. Childs.
The responses to the invitation ;-cnt out
by telegraph by Capt. Geo. E. Lemon
asking a subscription for the fund for the
benefit of Mrs. Logan are coming in rapid
Iv. and at 10 o'clock tonight the total
amounted to $26,000. Nothing has been
heard from the committee in Chicago en
gaged in soliciting funds, and similar com
mittees are engaged in other cities who
have not reported results. Mrs. Logan's
property is encumbered for nearly its nom
inal value, and the purpose is to raise a
sufficient fund to clear it of encumbrance
and leave her suflicient to enable her to
live in the manner in which she has been
One thousand dollar subscriptions have
been received from Wm. Walter Phelps,
Geo. M. Pullman, Jno. li. Drake of Chica
go; Geo. W. Chillis, A. U. Drexel, II. II.
Payne, R. R. Algier, governor of Michi
gan, Hon. Philetus Sawyer, M. S. Smith,
of Detroit; James McMillen Detroit, Fred
Billings New York. Five hundred dollar
subscriptions have been received from Jno.
Wanamaker, J. B. Henderson, W. D.
Washburn, Senator Spooner, Marshall
Field. Senator Sherman and Geo. A. Hal
sey of New Jersey. Three hundred and
fifty dollar subscriptions from Hon. R. B.
Hayes. Two hundred and fifty subscrip
tions from Senator Plumb of Kansas, II.
B. Baldwin of Detroit, Hon. James Foster
of Ohio, and Allen Sheldon of Detroit;
$200 subscriptions from M. A. Hanna, of
Cleveland, John A. J. Cresswcll of Mary
land, and Wm. P. Kellocg of Louisiana;
100 subscriptions from G. W. VnnSchak
of Milwaukee, L. M. Dayton of Cincin
nati, Welsh Post G. A. R. of Ann Arbor,
Michican. and many others, making an
aeirre'-nte of 420.000. It is expected that
the subscriptions will reach 100,000 before
the end of the. "week.
Washington. L. C Dec. u. l a. in.
The following are the indications for 3Iis
souri: Rain or snow; northerly wind j be
coming variable; slightly warmer.
For Kansas: Norlhcrlv wind. slightly
Got There Eli.
Special Dlxpatcii to the Dally Eoslo.
Cedar vale, Kan., Dec. 20. The Den
ver, Memphis & Atlantic Railway was
completed to the west line of Ciiatauqua
counlv last niirht and the bonds of the
county, amouuting to S140.000 earned,
the time on which would have elapsed on
January 1st. Under the careful manage
ment of D. J. Thayer, General Manager
and Chief Engineer, eleven miles of track
were laid last week and the work com
pleted, with several days to spare. Regu
lar trains are running on this division
from Chetopa to Ccdarvale, a dis
tance of be mites. The construction work
is being rapidly pushed through Cowley
Couuty. Mr. Thayer left for Wicliita this
morning to take "a few days of much
Macon, Ga., Dec. 59. Most industrious
effort- are being made by parties directly
interestcd to "keep the exact date of
Secretary Lamar's marriage to Mrs. Holt
secret. No doubt is entertained of the
marriage and the lady's friends have whis
pered enough to warrant the impression
that Thursday of this week U the day sc-1
lected. ilrs. Holt has no desire, it is un
derhtood. to reach Washington until after
theXew Years' ordealat the capital is over.
A Bloody Bare Knuckle Mill.
PiTT5iicnG.Pa.,Dec.29. A bare kanck- j
ie prize right between two heavy weight j
iron workers named Baker and White took i
place in the Tenth ward early this morning, j
Twenty one rounds were fought resulting
iu the defeat of While. The mill lasted f
forty-tive minutes, and was pronounced j
one of the- bloodiest battles ever fought in i
this vicinity. j
Railroad Sol. f
Ojhaha. Dec. 23. Judge Trimble sold !
the Omaha division of the Wabash. St.
Louis Pacific railwav vestenlav fori
$1,400,000. I was bid in'bv'E. W. Shc-1- i
don, of New York Citv. for the bondhold
ers. The property catenas from Elm
rl&g, Mo., to this citT. a distance of 143
The Mystery Surrounding the
Great Express Robtery
Dispelled by the
Statements of the Diplomat's
Mother who Held Part
of the Money.
A Harrowing- Spectacle Witnessed at
Robber's Home When he was Tak
en Thither by the Detectives.
Mr3. Wheeloch. Between Broken Sobs
Admitted That her son Fred had
Participated in the Robbery.
Haight, one of the Confederates, Be
lieved to to be the Originator
of the Plot His Methods
. THE CONFESSION.
Wheelock's Mother's Statement Afford
the Detectives a Clue.
LEAVEN-woirnr, Kan., Dec. 29. A still
later visit was made to the house, the Times
reporter believing that there was much
more transpiring in the little brick house
on Miami street than could be guessed.
The sobs, and moans of the three ladies
could still be plainly heard as the reporter
paced up and down the walk, and at last
he made up his mind to make one grand
assault upon the house that contained two
people at least who could tell all that would
clear away the mystery that surrounded
the great robbery.
The detective was still obstinate, but
this time the Times man boldly forced
himself into the room, and such a scene
among the variegated assembly has never
met his gaze before. Standing erect in the
middle of the room was Fred Wheelock,
his face a picture of despair, convulsively
working his hands, tears streaming down
his face and kindly caressing the white
locks of his mother and bidding his sisters
keep quiet, but with arms entwined around
his neck, body and legs, the three looked
upon him as their idol, begged him to Btay
with them, to tell them all, and above all
things towear to God above that his re
ported marriage to the Moore woman was
false. To this he replied that his reported
marriage was a lie and that there was not
a word of truth in the story.
It was a harrowing spectacle, calculated
to move the stoutest heart; but Robt. Pink
crton stood unmoved and jealously watch
ed the man. They caressed the son nnd
brother and bemoaued his sad fate. The
coil of evidence had bo tightened about him
that escape was beyond hope, and that he
had in his grasp the leader of the boldest
robbery on record. At this juncture Mr.
Pinkerton stepped into an adjoining room
and iu a moment returned with one of his
subordinates and said they with Fred de
sired to leave the house to be absent but a
few minutes. This gave vent to another
outburst of grief from the three ladies who
labored under the impression that the'
were going to remove Fred for good, but
their fears were quieted in that direction
end the two officers with their prisoner
left the house.
Yf hile absent the newspaper man ap
proached the group and broached the sub
ject of their telling all they knew. It was
argued that it was useless longer to conceal
it; that enough had been told him to leave
no doubt as to the connection that Fred
had with the robbery, and what the men
were there for, Mrs. Wheelock, between
broken sobs, admitted that Fred had par
ticipated in the robber, but would be re
leased, :w he had confessed all to the ds
tcctivr. the confession.
The reporter suggested that she tell all
the particulars Ihat she knew. She said
that -shortly after the robbery Oscar Cook
came to Leaven won ii and visited her one
evening and after talking to her for some
time sum that Frcd'wa in trouble; that he
made r. large sum of money on a wheat
t deal in Chicago and that he had some dif
culty with a broker over the matter which
ended by his shooting the latter; that ho
had to flee from the country and wanted
his mother to take care of the money until
she heard from him further. This she
agreed to do mid the money was left in Jut
j)OssAsion. Some time after this another
young man who lives in thU city but
whe-e identity sLe refused to divulge,
called and left another package of money
aud on two other occasions two young
men called at different times and left mon
ey which they ?nid had come from Fred. !
Y hen asked it she Knew the amount or
the sum total, she said she did not; that
they were large packages hut the had
never counted it, believing implicitly in
Fred's story, and thinking she was aiding
him Iry caring for his property, and not
dreansidg but what he came by ithost&tly;
she had no occasion to u e any of it, having
money of her own. When .liketl how the
detectives happened to be here searching
her house, she -Jd'l
When 1 heanl of Fred's arrest I imme
diately w rote to the express company tell
ing them of the money, and requesting
them to come to Leaven worth, and that is
undoubtedly why they are here.
A capacious "tin bor was Iving at the
foot of the bed. which the Times reporter
picked up, but i: was empty, some one
making the remark that the detective had
taken all there was in it. This seemed to
be about all that Mrs. Wheelock could tell
and the Times man pas-ed into another
room where two of the detect! .-es were
In response to the question as to the
amount of money they had received, they
disclaimed all knowledge of any money
having been found at the houe. lie was
told what Mrs. Wheelock hsA said and
then admitted that an amount had bctn
secured. When asked where it hnd beta
secreted, he ud tb3t Kime of it was found
under a barn, but not on Mrs. Wheelock's
oremises. He afterwards denied thb story
and fcaid that the details &s told by 3Ir?.
Wheelock was 5ubtantiaIIr correct.
At Urn juncture a knock trsi heard at
the door and the two oflcers who had bom
absent with Fred Wheelock returned. 3r.
Pinkerton wu called to cpe side and &akcd
about the amount of money that he had re
covered. He at first denied that that was
what he was here for, and that no money
had been recovered. When asked what
the tin box contained he said: i
There was about $19,000 in it, and it
bore all indications cf not having been
tampered with, but he could not say. The
money had been sent out of town and
would not be counted for two hours yet.
Mr. Pinkerton fully exonerated Mrs.
Wheelock and all membcrsjof the family,
saying they had only done what any
mother would do under the circumstances.
They have dene nothing wrong, said Mr.
Pinkerton, and I anticipate that when we
come to examine what we have got we will
find it all in the same condition as she re
This ended the talk on that sad, sad
story, which is presented in substance as it
was seen. The heart-felt sympathies of
this community will be extended to the
three ladies who arc passing through the
terrible ordeal and none regrets its publi
cation more than the proprietors and the
employes of the Times ofllce.
Haigut, tho Schemer.
Chicago, Dec 29. It is stated that con
vincing proof of Haight's complicity iu the
Frisco express robbery is in possession of
the Pinkertons aud there is no longer any
doubt that Haight was the instigator of the
crime, and Weaver and Wheelock were his
partners. It was Haight, it is said, who
conceived the idea of writing to J. D. Bar
rett, route agent, in order to get a copy of
that gentleman's letter heads. Haight also
had bogus business cards with the name of
W. II. Damsel, stiperintendent on them.
The Pinkertons have learned that the plot
ters tried to have these letter heads and
cards printed in St. Louis, but they were
either afraid to or could not do f-o, and
they had the work done in this city by a
firm that has admitted it to the detectives,
and told still further that nnighjl was the
man who gave the orders. It was on these
letter heads and cards that orders were
written and used as a means to get Whee
lock on board the express car with Fother
ingham. Recovering tho Boodle.
Kansas Citv, Dec. 29. Fred. Whee
lock in charge of detectives passed through
the city this morning en route from Leav
enworth to St. Louis. No information
could be gathered from the party and it was
not learned whether Robert Pinkerton was
Robert Pinkerton is still in this city to
night. He is engaged in recovering more
of the stolen money. It has been found
that a considerable amount was distributed
here among Cook's friends in the East
Bottoms, sums ranging from $300 to $1000
There has now been recovered in all about
$40,000 of the $60,000 which was btolcn.
Of this amount $22,000 was obtained at
Leavenworth last night.
The Pinkerton party did not leave today
for St, Louis as was given out, but all re
mained here, and in addition thereto a de
tective arrived from St. Louis today bring
ing Oscar Cook. Wheelock is accompanied
by his mother. He and Cook were taken
to the Adams Express office where n con
sultation as held; afterward detective Mc
Ginn, with Cook and Butler, the Auams
Express agent here, took a carriage and
drove to tho house of John Cox where
Cook boarded and Wheelock btayed while
in the city. The detective went" into the
cellar and soon returned with half a dozen
beer bottles, concealed in which were
found rolls of bank notes.
Next tho home of Henry Cook (Oscar's
father) was visited, nrd under n frame
house opjosite, another mine of bottles
stuffed with money was discovered. Jack
Cook, Oscar's brother, was taxed with hav.
ing $1,150 of the money, and becoming
alarmed went to the cooper phop and
brought back 1,100, saying the rest had
been expended in house furnishing, and
which he promised to repay by mortgaging
his his house. The detectives believe that
alout a doen persons, friends of Cook and
Wheelock in the East Bottoms, received
money, some lwrrowing it and others
knowing where it had come from. The
detectives are gelling this back from those
having it who arc plad thus to escape pun
It is thought the detectives recovered
about $10,000 here todav, which with the
$22,000 recovered in Leavenworth, $10,000
in Tennessee and $7,500 in Chicago, leaves
only $10,000 unaccounted for, and of this
probably $5,000 has been spent by the
It is --aid that a dozen Pinkerton men are
in the city working up the matter and that
omc other arrests will be m-tde. It h now
learned Ihat Rolwrt Pinkerton has been
here most of the time during tho last lb ret
weeks under an assumed name. .
ivasas citv, juo , i;ec. , ' a. m.
An interview with Robt. I'inkertin was
obtained late tonight. In reply to question
he said any perous who received money
from Oxk and Wheelock as loang will Ik
permitc-i to settle, but no compromise will
be made with any who had guilty knowl
edge of the nfTair. The iwn arrer.t'tl
Wheelock, Haight. Cook, Wiwvpf and
Kiuney and Mrs. Haight are all that are
directly implicated in the crime, but there
area large number of accessories sftT the
fart scattered over the country. I am
looking them up and will use my judg
ment as to making further arnsta.
Wheelock and CKk were kept in a rear
room of the Adams Express oUlcc all day
and removed to some place of coacahwnt
at dink. The public during the day w.-w
ignorant of Uuir presence iu th city, and
the tame air of secrecy that hits Wen pre
rvMl elsewhere preventf the acquirement
of the fullest information. It i consider
ed probable that 'jesr Cook's brother will
not be arrested on account of lark of evi
dence to implicate him.
The Amount Stolen.
Ciscr-;.'ATi. Dec. 20 .Since Ufa return
from Si. Louis and Chicngo CoJ L. C.
Weir, superintendent of the Adams Ex
press Co , has i-tAt-d tlat liie amount 'toSt-n
last October vai between $t5l ,000 and
$32,000. Ibi had charge of the payment
of losses at ihe time of the robbery.
A Ylfforous Protest.
Chicago, Ills , Dec. 20. Movement in
opposition to the I'mrdcrlr mandate in ref
erence to ihc anarchist fund and the Unit- j
ed Labor party has been started Iry social-
13. It in m the form of a letter lo Pow
derly from outstanding points to Iw signed
by one hundred of the leadia-j vxidiiii--Knighls
of the city, potesting against
what thev eJasm to be hi arbitrary inter
ference with the rights of local aAScmblics I
The letter claradenzcsi Powderlv'u recent j
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rivjuest of a -snail clique in Chicago, ytho
It vigoronslv protect agaiat the action j
tat find 4n!9tn !ht hf -f5ti Trill lw
interpreted as having bctn taken in the in-
teresl of capital, aad demands the reroca
tion of the order isueL Itab-oexplalav
that unlets the teiUrr i. done, hi authority
in the majority of local atsembliefi will sot
PiTTSKrno. Kan., Ihc 29. Two men
were killed br a falling bank ia Charles
Gains' rtrip pit at 9 o'clock a. m., named
Aldo Usderwood aad Morris Kennedy.
BOSTON BAKED BEANS.
the National Capital
Been Bidden to Boston by Bank
Bosses to Break
Went Wedneailav and Were Welcomed
and Wined Whtl- Wlsfclajr Whole
sale Winnln-ra and Wealth.
AFeellnjr of Felicity- and Fraternal
Fellowship Forced a Fluent Flow
of Forensic Fervor; Finally
A Southern Senator Soai"c4 Sentiment ThU
'StonWiel tho VJemblaap and "oothoJ
Their ScnltlrcncsHantlTlipy all
Down to the IlnlK.
Bostox, Dec. 2D. The visiting states
men from Washington arrived to-day and
were given a banquet to night. Gov.
Robertson in a felicitous address tendered
the visitors the freedom of the Common
wealth. Mayor O'Rrian welcomed them
to the city. A letter of regret from lion.
John Sherman was read ; it contained sev
eral sugt-stions on the .National Rankinff
system and states a remedy had been
recommended by both Mcfsr. Ivno.v and
Cannon, nnd was substantially endorsed
by the present comptroller, but cougicjs
The next speaker was Senator Morgan
of Alabama, who delivered nn eloquent
address on the question: Shall wc continue
the National Bank system, or repeal it?
He said: I hope the time will never corns
when a merchant will be permitted to draw
money from the treasury on n bill of ex
change, foreign or domestic, which he con
fcrs for date or discount it will never do
to trust the mother bank, the United State
treasury, with the powers of a bank of tils
count, or with tho purchase or sale of ex
change. Let National banks do this branch
of business on money issued by nnd re
deemable by the United States. Whether
the proportion of paper money to be tatted
through" them is to be greater or less should
be left to the list of experience.
Seuator Halo of Maine, dwelt brietlj
upon the national -security nnd defense.
Although no alarmist he would call atten
tion to some of the possibilities if not prob
abilities of the future Wenre any day in
danger of complications arising fromour
merchant marine in Spanish ports. If
that worthy old man succeeds in cuttinc in
twain this continent who can toll what
position wc shnll have to take?
Senator .las. B. Kusti", of Lotutann,
was greeted w ith cheers. He said Aji to
the taritl question -there arc millions of
spoils going Into the treasury, the object
of the Taw was revenue, the Idea was pro-1
tcction. Today wo wittier the paralyi
of the tasing fiower, became the govern
men has fostered too many things. I do
not myself (and I say it to comf r; you) bo
Sieve it will he i-AihIc to niake anv serious
changes in our taxation, . 1 am In favor
of a revision of the tariff and believe you
are making a mistake in opting It.
Trial of Train Wreckcra.
Kansas City, Dec. 29. !ro&ccutii'r
Attorney Gibson made hi owning adcircft'
today in the trial of Ceo Hamilton --".urged
willi train wrecking, in the dUtrlct
court at Wyandotte, lie said the s'a'o ex
pected to prove that on the night vf tho
wreck the K. of Ii. held a movling at their
hall in Kansas City. Kan , that liiJtr
the six accural men, one of them disguised,
left the hall and proceeded to the Mlvtouri
Pacific tracks below Wyandotte, that there
Cline Lloyd drew ihc pikcji from the tail
and removal the fish plates while Hamil
ton and others watched, that th-n thry re
turned to their hall and two Iioun later a
freight train wa-j plungwi into the river
and the fireman, Hen ilorton, and a Lrak'--men,
Geo. CarlMe, were killed.
Alvin Spanldhuf. of Atr'tlton, t'u i n
rfuctorof the ill-fn?ed train, was th' f, i
Kiln'-. He dwribed the week ami or i
lence of removal of th; rails as lww 1 reio
fire l-'n p-shls?'. On --rta-kmu;iai!rn
the defen." tried to how by this admiton
of witness that the track, nw In bail rtpair
at this point and the train w roneing fast,
but Spatil-iicg' testimony was hX -J.-ikm.
They wre runniti'; slowly, he ntkJ. ! tho
track wa all right the jreriu ;. He
knew of no grudge that could ha . Jk-j-u
borne against Win by any of U tr!-rs.
There wa a bfeter fcrliajc. "jowev r rti&ti
tabled by ifce Urikcrs ajrHiMt lh'- tr'n at
At the afteraoou n&mioa Geo 1VaIcj,
the engineer tt4fieri xtibttealfeUt to the
$ame effect aa Uh cundncttw. U t hat!
examined Ut truck a& found it 1. I Lcr n
There are mater that aw evidence tS-
i a frlartlioj- nature will bs p tmmU 'I in a
day or tw
Ex-Road MaaUrr Daiby, of thr M mui
Pac-idc, ako tcitifled that lie C3Jta.it 'i the
track and found i"t the spikes hu lL
had Iifcn removed. A crow Ur wa r
ed whirh wa found or the trark fvr the
wreck. Coroner Gray gave ottc a nspar
ativeiv muiiiport&ui u-ttiuKMiy whkJt
chxxl the day's prtKcrdiBga, Ysmett mm
of the prisoner, will jtlfy lornorr w
TorE-., Kan., Dec. 2!. The executive
I committee appointed by the lard of Jrada
of I vyxiua. U take charg m theiaaQJrel
excrci&es January 10 ufXt, met today aad
appointed the muol cocjicittefti. Tb? ex
eculivc committee are patting fjrh their
best effort to tcirc the attendance cf all
ex governors of Kan.&- sad have mj..f3'
"-! assurance of accoinplWiifi thl obyxt,
l he ex governors are alt avin-; an' wita
the exception of James M. Jlarvey all are
rsddruU of Kaoiat hlr. Harrcy ht
been telegraphed to and mol of ih other
governor have already sJgsfUed tLdr In
tentions to be pretest.
The Ttradlah Johnson Ilumed.
3Iosnj-. Ala., Dec. SO. The !4samxl
limdUh Jchn.on, ued a a boardfojr fc-at
at Jackson, Ala,, where the Weil Alabama
rHad hridge h botWlng. w Lamed at
lUO'ioCX last tiizUt, Two Whites. 0Jd
McElroy of Mohiie, and Daa McCoth of
New Yrk. are iaisin2. and two aesTtx-
sere drowned, and it U buhtrtA that tea
other, all ne-jroc, jMrri&h&l ia tae Ears
and tea others drowsed.
TorrxA. Kan., Dee. 29. The &umm
Stale Teachers asvdatios U mow fa
in thi city. Thercvare fully 1.G00 -cbi
iron: all part ol ti tXjtXc rtuhcxMomC'
l the aasocatioa will cIoe toworroir.
t Jy a v v .i'-
$ . ?'- 5 v